Halloween hasn't even happened, but we're in total Christmas-mode over here. Have been for months, really! If you're thinking about buying some Christmas cards, we're happy to help! Now is a good time too, because we have everything in stock! You can always buy from us right here, or check out our awesome list of retailers here or come see us at one of our events! This year we're only doing shows in Vancouver and Toronto, so sorry to you folks in Edmonton (and elsewhere).
Lately I've been trying to practice what I preach and sending more snail mail! It seems to be mostly belated birthday cards (ya know, after I read about someone's birthday on Facebook and go, "Oh shit. It's their birthday." Then I trek downstairs to my office, write out a card, and pop it in the mail. Anyways, now that I have POSTCARDS I'm extra excited to sit down and write out some good old fashion snail mail! So, if I happen to have your address you just might wanna keep an eye on your mailbox!
(FYI - Coffee Day is this month, so you should probably stock up on Coffee Day Postcards like right now. Now. Just do it.
In other news, it looks like I've already sold half of the calendars that I planned to make this year. So if you're at all considering buying one, you might wanna act fast! Though if you're in Vancouver or Toronto, please note that I will be heading your way for the One of a Kind Show in Toronto (but just the last six days) or for Vancouver I'll be back at Make It in December and I'm setting stock aside for both shows. But for those of you outside Toronto or Vancouver, you might have to order online unless a store near you stocks our shit! Not sure if the store has our calendars? Message me and I'll let you know! (Or get off your butt and go check the store!)
Finally, for all of you that wholesale our cards - Please get your Christmas card orders in as soon as possible (ie. before the end of the month... ideally).
A couple of weeks ago I had this great idea to make postcards! In no time at all I had 15 designs ready and sent to the printer! They're here now and ready for you to mail to your friends. Or keep. Or whatever. Each card celebrates one of those funny little holidays you hear about on the radio... or read about on Facebook. You know the ones, Coffee Day, etc. Buy individually or pick up the whole set!
Our calendars will be off to the printers soon! Wahoo!!! I'll tell you, as much as I absolutely love our calendars, they are a fucking pain in the ass to make! Getting all the dates correct, adding in the holidays, writing captions, coming up with comic strips... It's a lot of work. And that's just the design side! Once the calendars are designed and proofread (a couple of times, by a couple of people), they are sent to the printers. Then we get them, cut them to size, punch the holes for the coil, twirl the coil through, punch the hole for hanging, and then we shrink wrap each one! It's rewarding, but difficult. Very difficult.
So why am I going on and on about the calendars?! Well, since they are such a pain in the ass to make, we only make a limited supply. And we want to make sure you folks that really want one, get one... so we're having our pre-order sale. Until the end of August our calendars are a special pre-order price of $15.00 (normally $20). Once those babies are hot off the press (then cut/bound/wrapped/etc) we'll start shipping them out. Meaning you can have one in your dirty little hands by mid-September - early-October. (Did someone say early Christmas shopping?)
Anyway, they're up, so shop away!
Last summer I went camping with my family and it inspired this comic strip.... Yeah... that trip wasn't the best. Though, I admit I took a few creative liberties with the bit about the rain. I went camping with my family again just the other day and, well, let me just say that I'm sure one day I'll be creating another comic strip about camping trips.
ANYWAYS, now that I'm back at the office I'm busy working on my 2018 calendars, which will be available for pre-order sometime this month. I'm not going to lie, calendars are a pain in the ass to design and produce, but I do it because I know there are a bunch of you that NEED to have one every year (I know because I've been told this by several of you)... So be sure to keep checking back, because once they sell out, they are gone and I don't want a bunch of emails asking me if I'm going to make more. Because I won't make more. I just won't. (Okay, I'm in a bit of a grumpy mood writing this because my feet are covered in bug bites and they are itchy motherfuckers!!!)
Christmas is an insanely busy time for us. It gets quite stressful handling all the Christmas orders, Christmas craft shows, Christmas cards for stores, and of course Christmas shopping for our families.... so to help alleviate some of that stress, we've decided to have a CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE! We've done this a few times over our 10 years in business and it's always a huge success! So, for one week (starting today) you can stock up on Christmas and Hanuakkah cards at an amazing deal! There's no coupon code needed, all the cards are already marked down 40% (not including box sets).
For you wholesale accounts, apologies, but this deal doesn't apply to you. But, if you haven't already ordered your Christmas cards you might want to start thinking about it!
Oh, and for you folks in Toronto - We're going to be back at the One of Kind Christmas Show this year! Wahoo! So if you don't want to pick up your Christmas cards from us now, you can certainly wait and do it in person. We'll be in town for the final 6-days of the show!
Happy Canada Day everyone!
We've been busy the past four weeks mailing off orders to some of our awesome retailers! Which awesome retailers?...
Hey, so you need some cards? Well, you came to the right place! Did you know that we have an assorted selection of box sets?! If you don't have time to read through our hundreds (yes, hundreds) of different cards, just check out some of our top-sellers conveniently packaged in a box just for you! OR, gamble the dice and choose one of our mystery bags! Oh lala.
For those of you in Edmonton, I'm thrilled to announce that we've found a great new home on Whyte Ave! You can find a great selection of our cards at When Pigs Fly!
For eight years we had a wonderful spot at Chicken Scratch and we were so upset when they closed up shop last year. BUT, the good news is we're already a hit at When Pigs Fly and we're so happy to be working with another amazing shop on such a great street! So be sure to stop in and stock up on the best cards EVER (by which I mean ours of course!)
Also, Father's Day is this month and you should get your dad a card.